Okay folks, the time is now, so step up and get the gift of Blues Heaven for a Bues Hound on your list (or yourself) . The line up is published on our website and you can pick up tickets for the 2017 Edmonton Blues Festival, August 25 to 27, at 2016 prices until January 1. We’re having a wang dang doodle of a party and you’re all invited. Henry and Bob are coming back, are you? Www.bluesinternationalltd.com for all the details….
August 25 to 27 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Edmonton the 19th annual Edmonton Blues Festival is set to light it up once again…Our line up is nearly set and for the first time we have decided to have a Christmas Ticket sale. Tickets at 2016 prices through to December 31. The perfect gift for that Blues Hound (or yourself). Here’s who will be with us 2017… Debra Power, Albert Cummings, Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots, An All Star multi generational band put together for this festival only that include legends Billy Boy Arnold and Henry Gray; 2nd generation stars Bob Corritore and Billy Flynn and up and comer Big Jon Atkinson working with an all star rhythm section… Saturday will feature The Perpetrators, EG Kight, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne with Sherman Doucette and Charlie Jacobson, The 24th Street Wailers, and James Harman’s Bamboo Porch Revue. Sunday will have Jenie Thai, Boogie Patrol, Nathan and the Rhythm Scratchers, Colin Linden, Anthony Geraci’s Boston Blues All Stars featuring Toni Lynn Washington and Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson… plus a few super surprises, so stay tuned! December 1 weekend passes and single day tickets go on sale through the festival website only !
Online and in person ticket sales for the 18th annual Edmonton Blues Festival are now closed. We will have a limited number of tickets available at the gate each day of the festival. Ticket prices day of show are as follows: $60 for Friday, $65 for Saturday or Sunday. The Tickets/Will Call tent located near the entrance to Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park will be open beginning at 2PM Friday August 19, 2.5 hours before the gates open that day. The tent will be open at noon on Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21. It’s going to be a great weekend of blues, sun, dancing and fun so come join us for #18!!
Purchase your ticket for the 18th annual Edmonton Blues Festival through our website? You can avoid lining up to get your wristband by dropping by the Chateau Louis Hotel, 11727 Kingsway, between 1 and 5 PM Sunday. We’ll be set up in the Touch of Class gaming room…bring your email receipt and trade it for your wristband…Less than a week until the summer’s hottest blues party…tell your friends!!
Don’t want to wait in line to swap your email receipt for tickets you purchased through the festival website? You don’t have to! Bring your email receipt and ID to the Touch of Class gaming room, downstairs at The Chateau Louis Hotel 11727 Kingsway, between 1 and 5 PM Sunday August 14 and swap for either your festival wristband or bundle of 3 tickets (if you purchased a 3 day Transferable Weekend Pass) . Keep Diggin’ the Blues!
Shemekia Copeland, part of a stellar Friday night lineup at The 18th Annual Edmonton Blues Festival won 3 Living Blues Magazine Awards yesterday. The Blues Bible awarded her both the readers and critics “Female Blues Artist of the Year” award and her recording “Outskirts of Love” was named “Album of the Year”. She’ll be joined by Jack DeKeyzer, Morgan Davis, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat fame and New Orleans heavyweights The New Orleans Suspects on what is promising to be an incredible opening night of this year’s festival !
As of Friday June 10 there are 12 Non transferable weekend passes left at The Chateau Louis and another dozen or so left through the festival website at www.bluesinternationalltd.com. Get yours before they’re gone and join the rest of the official “Blues Hounds” along with Savoy Brown, Paul James, Fiona Boyes, Shemekia Copeland, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat and 10 more great blues acts at the 18th annual Edmonton Blues Festival August 19 to 21.
Hey Blues Hounds… Our super duper deal of a 3 day pass for just $99 is selling out. At this time there are only about 100 of these babies left…3 days, 15 acts, the best the blues world has to offer all yours for just $99! We only print 1000 of these each year… ya snooze, ya lose, so don’t delay, get yours before they’re gone. Www.bluesinternationalltd.com for all the details